Ernie Martinez serves as General Counsel in leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives, providing senior management with advice on company strategies and their implementation, managing all aspects of BERG’s legal function, and retaining and overseeing the work of outside counsel in specialty areas such as intellectual property, regulatory and litigation. Ernie also works closely with the BERG President and Board of Directors to implement approved policies and initiatives related to pharmaceutical, healthcare, and defense sectors.
Ernie also is responsible for overseeing the human resources functions. Prior to joining BERG, Ernie served for 14 years as General Counsel at Pathfinder Management, Inc. Ernie developed his business legal skills first as counsel in the Timber and Wood Products Division of Boise Cascade Corporation, then throughout over thirty years in business and real property law practice in the public and private sectors. Ernie has served as a white-collar crime prosecutor, house counsel to a number of business concerns, and as California Superior Court Judge Pro Tem. Ernie received his BA from Yale University and his JD from Stanford Law School. Ernie is licensed to practice law in California and Tennessee and is registered as in-house counsel in Massachusetts.